Still undecided about the next step in your education? It’s not too late to apply and enrol on any of our courses.

Unsure about what you want to study next, or maybe results day didn’t go as planned? You can still enrol on a course at West Thames and start immediately!

Just contact our friendly team at the Information Centre on 020 8326 2000 to book an interview or initial assessment. They can also help if you’re not sure which course is right for you.

Enrolment - How, When, Where?

Decided which course you want to study? The next step is to enrol. Everything you need to know about enrolment is below:.

  • How Do I Enrol?

    Contact our friendly team at the Information Centre on 020 8326 2000 to book an appointment for an enrolment slot. It's as simple as that!

    If you don't have an offer from the college, we will also arrange for you to have a short interview with our lecturers. This is an opportunity for you to get info about the course and have any questions answered.

    It’s important that you bring your ID and evidence of exam results (along with details of any loans or financial assistance you’re applying for if you’re 19+).

  • When Can I Enrol?

    Our Isleworth campus and the Skills + Logistics Centre, Feltham are open for enrolment. Once you have been given an appointment for enrolment you will need to make sure that you go to the campus where your course is based.

    If you want to study Construction, Engineering or Motor Vehicle Maintenance courses, go to the Skills + Logistics Centre to enrol: 77 Boundaries Road, Feltham, TW13 4DR.

    You can enrol immediately on your new course. Contact our Information Centre team to book your enrolment appointment straight away. Come to the college on the date and time of your appointment, where you will then be enrolled on your new course and also be given your student card and timetable.

  • What Happens At Enrolment?
    This will depend on the course you’ve chosen and if you’ve already applied or not, but will include:

    Interview with a tutor to check through your academic evidence (certificates etc), and confirm the course you want to enrol on.

    Processing by the Admissions team, which includes taking your photos for your College ID card.

    You may also have:

    English & Maths assessments if you are unable to provide evidence of your English & Maths GCSE grades. These assessments are not exams, they're just to check your current level, so that we can make sure that you’re enrolled on the right course.

    A chat with our Learning Support team if required.

    Fee assessment if required.
  • What Do I Need To Bring?
    To enrol you will need to bring:

    ID – passport, birth certificate, driving license or National Insurance card

    Exam result slips or certificates

    Enrolment letter and course offer if you have them

    Evidence of any loans you will be receiving, including Student Loan and Advanced Learner Loan

    If you’re not an EU national you will also need to bring the following:

    Evidence of your right to live and study in the UK

    If you’re on income-based benefits and looking at a fee discount:

    Evidence of benefits received in your household (e.g. official notification letter, or bank statement dated within the last two months showing your current address)

    Your National Insurance number if you receive JSA or ESA.
  • When Does My Course Start?
    Full time courses begin week commencing 10 September. Part time courses begin week commencing 17 September.

    View 2018/19 term dates.

    We look forward to seeing you at West Thames!

There are different types of apprenticeships. The good news is that wherever you start, there will be an apprenticeship programme that is right for you.

Intermediate apprenticeships Level 2 Equivalent to 5 good GCSEs
Advanced apprenticeships Level 3 Equivalent to 2 A Levels or a Level 3 BTEC
Higher apprenticeships Level 4/5 Equivalent to a HNC or HND
Degree apprenticeships Level 6 Equivalent to a degree

We also offer traineeships and pre-apprenticeships if you do not meet the entry requirements for a Level 2 apprenticeship. View current vacancies for details.

You can apply for an apprenticeship at any time.

Higher Apprenticeships

These programmes are for experienced staff working in the relevant field.

  • Broadcast Production Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship
  • Care Leadership and Management Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship

Degree Apprenticeships

On a degree apprenticeship programme you get work experience, study at university and gain professional accreditation at the same time. Your employer will cover the costs so there are no tuition fees. You can apply for a degree apprenticeship if you have A levels, a level 3 BTEC or if you are a non-graduate working in the field.

  • BA (Hons) Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship
  • BSC (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship

Delivered in partnership with the University of West London.


The Government has a set a target of 3 million apprenticeship starts by 2020. How does that affect you?

Benefits of hiring an apprentice

  • An apprentice will work alongside your experienced staff to gain on-the-job training and skills, just the way you want it.
  • Once trained, an apprentice will become a valuable member of the team, helping to increase productivity.
  • Trained staff are more likely to stay and progress within the business, improving morale and reducing recruitment and training costs in the long term.

An apprenticeship is a great way to bring in new staff with fresh ideas and to upskill existing staff.

In return you will be expected to

  • Employ your apprentice for a minimum of 12 months, working a minimum of 30 hours per week.
  • Pay your apprentices a wage – the London average is £190 p/w.
  • Ensure that apprentices receive suitable training either at the college and/or at the workplace.

How can we help?

  • Find candidates or train existing staff
  • Train your apprentice to a nationally recognised qualification
  • Support you through the admin.

Did you know from April 2017 all employers will be charged an apprenticeship levy of 0.5% of your pay roll each month? All employers will have an allowance of £15,000, which means that the levy is applicable on pay bill over the first £3,000,000.

Let our team help you make the most of levy to recruit, train and upskill your staff. Contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 8326 2421 to speak to a business account manager.


If you are a prospective student or parent still deciding on colleges or the right course, come to our next Open Day at our Isleworth Campus or Skills+Logistics Centre.

With state-of-the-art facilities, dedicated staff and having been awarded "Good with 'Outstanding' features" by Ofsted in 2014, we aim to continue to provide the best educational services to our students.

Attend one of our Open Days for the best way to get a feel for the college before you apply. You'll have a chance to meet our lecturers and students, ask questions about the courses and apprenticeships we offer and have a tour of our fantastic facilities.

You can also collect a copy of our prospectus and apply for courses.

Pre-register for Fast Track entry.


Sabina Enu-Kwesi
Engineering Apprentice

Sabina was recently Highly Commended at the National Apprenticeship Awards. She currently works as a service lift engineer at Otis Elevators.

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